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Tooth Extractions Fort Worth, Texas



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About Tooth Extractions

Welcome to Affordable Dentist Near Me – Fort Worth. We are experienced specialists in all phases of general and cosmetic dentistry. If you have a tooth that is trying to come out but can’t because of a variety of reasons, you can opt for tooth extraction. We believe in a positive experience with our patients and we use proper sedation dentistry to make sure your treatment is entirely painless. The most commonly used tooth extraction is for wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth usually push the last molar in the line forward till it has enough space to emerge. If the jaw does not have enough space to accommodate all the teeth, the wisdom teeth will need to be extracted so it doesn’t damage the existing teeth. It is not a complicated process and can be completed in a single sitting. Your dental care professional can treat some other dental health condition you might be facing before performing the extraction. This is done so that the process does not affect or aggravate any underlying condition.

When should a tooth be extracted?

There are several reasons why your dental care professional will recommend a tooth extraction. Your dental health will first be examined thoroughly examined and tests conducted to ensure that extraction is the best course of action.

  1. If the tooth has experienced too much decay and can no longer be fixed.
  2. If the tooth has become infected and the infection has killed the tooth or damaged the bone surrounding the tooth.
  3. You might have a small mouth and the teeth are too crowded. Crowded teeth can be fixed with braces unless too heavily misaligned.
  4. You have a tooth that is trying to come up but cannot because it is impacted. If your tooth comes up partially but doesn’t have room to finish the process, the gap in your gum can get full of bacteria, causing an infection that hurts your jawbone, gums, and nearby teeth.

The dentist will review your medical and dental history and then conduct x-rays to see the tooth or wisdom teeth more clearly. He will examine the shape, size, length, and position of the tooth and will analyze how that tooth affects the surrounding teeth. In some cases, x-rays can show that a tooth will be very difficult to remove. In this case an oral surgeon is the best candidate for the job.

Painless Extraction and Recovery

The first step of the process is to apply a local anesthetic to numb the area. The dentist will then proceed to loosen the tooth with an elevator and extract the tooth with dental forceps. After the tooth or wisdom teeth are removed, the next step is to work on the bone to make it smooth, and in some cases, stitches may be needed to seal the hole in the gum left by the missing tooth.

With proper anesthetic sedation, you won’t even feel a tinge during the procedure. But once the process completes, you will need to follow a strict hygienic regimen to ensure that your dental health remains in optimal condition.

For further details regarding the procedure, reach us at 817-496-2343 or drop in at Affordable Dentist Near Me – Fort Worth to schedule a session with our expert dentist.